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jarDIA200xH230mm, China

When I think of a jar, my association would goes to food.  Cookies.  A glass jar filled with cookies.  Though I have never really bothered putting cookies in a jar … they are usually finished and there is nothing else to store.  Chinese jars are also made to store food stuff; dry goods such as tea, mushroom, charred rice, moist food like pickles, condiments etc.  Jars are a necessary for any kitchen.

W370xD250xH470mm, China

A wooden pail is an everyday item in a traditional Chinese household, it is included in every bride’s dowry (see the previous post – Lacquer Pail) and indeed there are many types.  The one feature today is a plain version for storing food stuff such as sweet cakes, flours, grain or dried fruits.  The container is constructed by several pieces of wood (like a barrel), its oval shape made the construction much harder.